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A worker harvests kale on an organic farm. The limited selection of pesticides used on such farms can drive evolution of pesticide resistance in nearby species. Credit: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg/Getty
Organic farming is touted as a greener alternative to conventional farming. But new research suggests that even the handful of pesticides used on organic fields can affect nearby animals in much the same way that conventional pesticides do1.

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Nature 599, 535 (2021)
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-03445-y
Almeida, R. A., Lemmens, P., De Meester, L. & Brans, K. I. Proc. R. Soc. B. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1903 (2021).
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